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At the United Nations, Umoja Translates as Bureaucratic Chaos

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
The launch of a costly new computer system designed to make the United Nations more efficient has proven so dysfunctional that it is actually hampering the world organization's capacity to prevent conflicts and enforce a raft of international sanctions ...
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Syria: UN condemns camp bombing, underlines political solution 'more urgent than ever'

UN News Centre - ‎3 hours ago‎
6 May 2016 - Senior United Nations officials today “unreservedly” condemned yesterday's bombing of two camps for displaced people in Sarmada, located in north-western Syria, which according to early reports by first responders, killed around 30 ...
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UN launches multi-partner trust fund for Zika virus response

UN News Centre - ‎3 hours ago‎
6 May 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the establishment of the UN Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak.
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Ecuador: UN reports quake death toll hits 660; donor response poor

UN News Centre - ‎5 hours ago‎
6 May 2016 - At the start of the third week of response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador, the country's call for $72.7 million in financial assistance has received little support while the death toll has risen to 660, the United Nations ...
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Political impasse adds 'new layer of complications' to Iraq's complex challenges – UN envoy

UN News Centre - ‎2 hours ago‎
6 May 2016 - A profound political crisis has engulfed Iraq, adding “a new layer of complications to the already complex set of military, security, humanitarian, economic and human rights challenges,” the United Nations envoy for the country warned ...
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Despite small upturns, UN experts note deteriorating human rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories

UN News Centre - ‎4 hours ago‎
6 May 2016 - A United Nations human rights committee has completed its annual evaluation of the situation affecting millions of people living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, during which representations were made by civil society organizations ...
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At climate summit in Washington, UN officials call to take action 'to the next level'

UN News Centre - ‎May 5, 2016‎
5 May 2016 - Recalling that just two weeks ago, 175 countries came to the United Nations to sign the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said it is time to take climate action to the next level.

Ban appoints Malian national as Special Representative for UN Guinea-Bissau office

UN News Centre - ‎May 5, 2016‎
5 May 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Modibo Touré of Mali as his new Special Representative for Guinea-Bissau and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau ...
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Syria: UN relief chief calls for probe into air strikes that left dozens dead in Idleb

UN News Centre - ‎21 hours ago‎
5 May 2016 - The top United Nations humanitarian official has called for an immediate, impartial and independent investigation into the air strikes that today left dozens of civilians dead and injured in the northern Syrian Governorate of Idleb, which ...
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Unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Europe 'falling between the cracks' – UNICEF

UN News Centre - ‎4 hours ago‎
6 May 2016 - New data reveal that a record 96,500 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children applied for asylum across Europe in 2015, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today, calling for urgent measures to protect these children from ...
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United Nations: World food prices on the rise

Irish Examiner - ‎20 hours ago‎
“The larger figure results almost entirely from improved prospects for wheat production, as winter weather conditions have been favourable for prospective yields in the EU, the Russian Federation and Ukraine,” the UN agency said. “At 717 million tonnes ...
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Hand-washing 'entrance door' for reducing health-care infections – UN

UN News Centre - ‎May 5, 2016‎
5 May 2016 - Hand hygiene is the entrance door for reducing health care-associated infections and increasing patient safety, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) underscored today as it marked global Hand Hygiene Day. WHO Saves Lives: ...
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Ecowas, African Union, And United Nations Delegation To Banjul Urges Dictator Yahya Jammeh To Respect The ...

Freedom Newspaper - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) recently undertook a joint mission to Banjul.
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On International Day, UN spotlights role of midwives in achieving development targets

UN News Centre - ‎May 5, 2016‎
5 May 2016 - Every year, some 300,000 women still die during pregnancy and childbirth and almost three million babies do not survive their first four weeks of life, yet a majority of these deaths could be averted by trained midwives, the United Nations ...
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Yemen: UN-mediated peace talks continuing amid 'worrying' breaches of the cessation of hostilities

UN News Centre - ‎May 5, 2016‎
5 May 2016 - In his latest update on the Yemeni peace talks currently under way in Kuwait, the UN envoy for the conflict-torn country confirmed they are continuing despite a number of breaches of the cessation of hostilities yesterday, which he ...
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No corner of Aleppo is being spared, Security Council told, as UN officials urge end to 'carnage' in Syria

UN News Centre - ‎May 4, 2016‎
4 May 2016 - The cessation of hostilities in Syria must be put back on track, the United Nations political chief today told the Security Council, as the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator said “there can be no explanation or excuse” for waging war on ...

At World Humanitarian Summit, leaders must take 'bold decisions' for real change – UN

UN News Centre - ‎May 5, 2016‎
5 May 2016 - As world leaders prepare to gather for a first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey later this month, the United Nations humanitarian coordinators for the Middle East and North Africa today called on the international community to ...
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UN's financial situation 'sound and positive,' top management official reports, noting concern over reserves

UN News Centre - ‎May 4, 2016‎
“The financial situation of the United Nations is generally sound,” said Yukio Takasu, Under-Secretary-General for Management, in a briefing to reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, during which he also noted some concerns regarding the regular ...

Challenges to peace accord 'cast shadow' on Bosnia and Herzegovina's progress, Security Council told

UN News Centre - ‎May 5, 2016‎
... social reforms, the United Nations Security Council was told today. “Questioning and challenging the fundamentals of the peace agreement is not a formula for success,” Valentin Inzko, the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, told the ...

UN officials urge innovation at session on integrating sustainability agenda

UN News Centre - ‎May 4, 2016‎
4 May 2016 - Integration across sectors and disciplines, and between actors and institutions, is essential to drive forward and successfully implement the United Nations development agenda, the Vice-President of the UN Economic and Social Council ...
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